Department:Alexander County Animal Services
Position:Animal Control Officer
Salary Range:$28,568.90 – $40,367.11(Grade 63)
Posting Dates:January 13, 2021 – January 20, 2021
Description of Work: An employee in this class performs tasks associated with enforcement of animal control regulations. Work involves receiving and responding to citizen requests for animal control service, which includes capturing and confining stray, diseased, bothersome, unlicensed or apparently dangerous animals. Assist in maintaining records of animals impounded by officers. Provides assistance to the supervisor in implementing various programs. Tact and courtesy are required in explaining animal control regulations to animal owners and the general public. Employee is subject to the common risks of animal control enforcement and care. Work is performed in accordance with County and State laws and requires independent judgment and initiative in application of the laws. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Animal Control Supervisor and evaluated through observation and discussions concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of performed duties.
Education and Experience: A high school diploma is required; one year of experience related to animal control enforcement or an equivalent is preferred.
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid NC driver’s license. Certification as a Rabies Vaccinator and a Euthanasia Technician or ability to obtain certification within six months of the date of employment. The employee will be placed on an after-hours on-call schedule with other officers. Ideal candidate must reside within 20 minutes of Alexander County.
Application Process: Application must be submitted before the closing date to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications can be obtained from Human Resources or downloaded from the link. You may also submit your application online by clicking the “Online Application” link. Only qualified applicants will be referred for an interview.
Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background check and a physical are required following a conditional offer of employment. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.